Leanda, my daughter was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013, a week after funding out she was pregnant with my youngest grandchild.
Our life changed over night, from Leanda going to Bath RUH and not knowing what the future held for me or my family. Unfortunately after tests she was told she had MS (multiple sclerosis) a progressive disease which affects the brain & spinal cord. She has the relapsing remitting type, which means she will get attacks and have periods of time she won't, but any damage done (scarring to the brain or spinal cord) will stay.
Leanda's body's immune system wrongly attacks nerves and strips the protective coating on the nerve and exposes them causing permanent damage. This affects her legs causing pain and stiffness leaving her unable to walk at times, or even stand for long periods of times, she needs a walking stick when times are that bad, although too proud and embarrassed to use it in public.
She is 32 years old and feels beaten by MS. Her hands feel like they constantly have pins and needles and never wake back up. Her vision is sometimes blurred and she suffers with such great fatigue.
There is a new treatment available abroad a stem cell transplant also known as HSCT, it halts the progression of the disease and is available in Mexico, leanda has a date for March 2017.
This costs over £40,000 , I need to get leanda there to get her this treatment before she deteriorates. This is a chance to give her a normal life, to stop this disease in its tracks, to give her that chance. I will be jumping 15,000 feet from a plane in a bid to raise funds for Leanda towards her much needed treatment! if you could kindly sponsor me, I would be extremely grateful!
Please help me, to help my daughter.
Thank you Les.
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Nov 30, 2016
Braver than me Les! Good luck x
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Old Sarum, United Kingdom
I will be jumping 15,000 feet from a plane to raise money towards my daughters (leanda Alatoum)HSCT treatmentshe desperately needs in March 2017! 4 days after my 62nd birthday, if you can support us we would be most grateful to you all.